Black+Decker recalls 580,000 3-in-1 leaf blowers

Black+Decker recalls 580,000 3-in-1 leaf blowers
Recalled leaf blower (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Recalled leaf blower (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(WVUE) - Black+Decker recalled more than a half-million leaf blowers after four people reported they were cut when the fan cover unexpectedly unlatched.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves Black+Decker 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. Click here for a detailed description of the recalled items. They were sold online and at stores nationwide between May 2013 and this month for about $70-$90. About 560,000 recalled blowers were sold in the U.S., with another 20,000 sold in Canada.

Customers can contact Black+Decker for a free replacement part by calling 866-937-9805 or sending an email to recall@sbdinc.com

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